Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Let’s go fly a kite! Day 7, 365 Photo Project, -May 5, 2011 May 5, 2011

“Photography can only represent the present.  Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” ~Berenice Abbott

I had cubs tonight, and I had my camera out, but I didn’t end up taking any pictures of what they were doing.  Shhh!…they were working on a mother’s day craft, plus painting the go-cart for this week’s Soap Box Derby.    So for this posting, you will get to see what we did last week, as I can’t post what we did for today, some mom’s might be reading!

Last week, when the wind was blowing, we made these awesome kites kits called frustrationless flyer kit which can be purchased in the USA.  Well worth it, and not too pricey, for their size and durability!  They come with what you need:  the kite precut, dowels, tape, and string.  All that is needed is a hole punch, and felt markers to decorate.  The string handles, are purchased separately from the kits.,   Considering they come with all that you need, and with supplying your own felt markers, makes it a doable project!  The kite kits cost about $5.00 and are very durable! 

First time kite lovers, seem to really enjoy the night, once they got their kite up in the air! 

All 14 children got their kites up! The kites withstand the wind, they were able to fly without ripping!   A few children had their string out to the very end, and the string only broke when it got caught up with another kite!  We couldn’t have asked for a better night, it was a great night for kite flying!


What makes 8-10 year old boys happy? May 10, 2010

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Perhaps, you remember me saying that I’m a leader in the cub program.

The challenge…for the leaders built a soap box….I gave that to my handy assistant! The 26 page instructions were challeging, yet fulfilling.  Since some of the boys, wanted to add a favourite symbol, I thought it would be fair to add what they felt they wanted to add as their own symbol to make it unique.   The soap box derby took place this past Saturday! Great job on the volunteers that helped buckled up the boys as they raced down in 3’s to the bottom line, pulled kids out of tires, and help push the cars up on the ramps.  It sure made their day!  You can see it on their faces!  Christina